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Full text of "Further Sources Of Vijayanagara History"

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employ to collect the revenues due to you ; for, being anxious
to collect money, he will make good any loss caused to the
king's revenue ironi the income (oi the temples and other
endowments), aud send it to the royal treasury. That is not
good. So, appoint a separate onicer < for the management of
temple properties, etc;. If he misappropriates some part of
the income, he alone will be ruined.                                   (15)

Like a farmer who, having at first taken possession of an
i^un tilled) Held, plants a ledge of thorns ^around it) and then
begins to season the soil by digging it with a spade and tearing
up the roots, stumps, etc., -.the king) should (first make himself
the master oi' his territory) either by befriending the enemy
or by strengthening his own frontier forts ; and having thus
freed his mind from anxiety he should proceed to destroy the
enemies within the kingdom.                                              (16)

Do not expel a tale-bearer precipitately with harsh words.
If, on careful investigation, you actually find him to be a liar,
leave him alone without discharging him from his office. (17)

Grant temporarily to indigent foreign soldiers for their
maintenance villages in the neighbourhood of inaccessible
forests and hills, inhabited by savage tribes, who harass the
neighbouring country. Whatever may be the character of
their mutual relations, it will be quite proper, (i.e. to your
advantage).                                                                       (18)

Moreover, the affliction of the people cannot be reduced,
until the power of these mountaineers is brought under the
control of the crown. The king should somehow dispel their
fear, and draw them towards him. Distrust or faith, anger
or love, bitter hostility or intimate friendship (with them)
arises out of small causes, as these people are of limited intelli-
gence, For instance, 

(Once) a hunter armed with bow (and arrows) paid a
to another hunter who entertained him by feeding Mm
milk and rice. The visitor who noticed a pot (6& tike hearth)